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Antec, the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has announced that it is launching the Sonata Elite, the latest addition to Antec's Sonata Family line of quiet PC cases. Introducing a distinct air flow design and sleek new aesthetics, the Sonata Elite offers new improvements while maintaining the original features preferred by quiet-conscious consumers.




Continuing with the Sonata Family's core Quiet Computing technologies, the Sonata Elite includes sound-deadening, two-layer (steel with polycarbonate) side and top panels, while the dedicated hard drive compartments feature soft silicone grommets to reduce vibration and decrease system-generated noise.

For system cooling, the Sonata Elite comes equipped with an innovative side air intake vent that creates a smooth airstream to flow naturally over the hard drive bays to the rear of the case. A quiet 120mm TriCoolâ„¢ rear exhaust fan and 120mm rear slot exhaust blower provide additional cooling, with three-speed controls to balance between minimum noise and maximum cooling. The Sonata Elite also includes built-in washable air filters to prevent dust build-up and promote airflow.

Designed with system builders and PC enthusiasts in mind, the Sonata Elite includes seven expansion slots, three external 5.25" drive bays, four internal 3.5" drive bays and an adapter for additional 3.5" devices. The Sonata Elite does not include a power supply, allowing builders flexibility with their power supply customization. For easy access to I/O ports, the Sonata Elite features front-mounted USB, eSATA and HD audio ports. The case supports Mini-ITX, microATX and Standard ATX motherboards.

"Antec set the standard in quiet computing with the original Sonata design," said Scott Richards, senior vice president at Antec. "The Sonata Elite's cutting edge features meet and surpass the needs of silent PC enthusiasts by offering improved quiet technologies, advanced airflow and an exciting new take on the Sonata Family legacy."

The Sonata Elite is available for an estimated price of $119.00 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. The Sonata Elite is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit: http://www.antec.com.






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Looks like it will have a bit better airflow this time, and filters too! And cheese and rice it looks like you can actually take the left side panel off!

I might attempt to mod my antec vcool into that side fan thing too see what happens to my GPU temps.
    
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